4 Responses to Written on the Scrim

  1. Richard P says:

    There seem to be plenty of typewriting scenes in films recently, and even a film in which the main character is a typewriter collector (Tintin).

    But so as not to be a one-trick pony I’ll mention my favorite movie that drips with inscription and includes no typewriters: Memento. The main form of writing here is tattooing, in which one’s own body becomes text and medium.

  2. I haven’t seen Tintin yet (because I love the comics so much), but I don’t remember him collecting typewriters. And yes–Memento will be the subject of a future post. You know textuality is important when they switch to the high-contrast black-and-white look . . .

  3. Richard P says:

    Here’s the lowdown on Tintin, typewriter collector. His typewriter collection is not in the books, and I actually haven’t seen the movie yet either.

  4. Thanks for the link! I’m conflicted–God knows I love typewriters in films, but is this just window dressing, a stab at “characterization”? My curiosity is piqued.

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